Biography of Sebastián de Lugo-Viña y Massieu (1774-1852)

Spanish politician born in Santa Cruz de la Palma, on January 20, 1774, and died in Madrid in 1852.

Nephew of José Lugo - vine and Molina, son of Lieutenant Captain Francisco Estanislao Timoteo de Lugo - vine and Molina, Tenerife nobility, and María of the Nieves Massieu and Fierro, who died seven days after childbirth. He probably studied in la Orotava, where he moved to live his father, and to 1793, he moved to Madrid, to form the actual studies. Not a student was outdone, although became a close friend of Juan Escoiquiz, which earned him the persecution by Godoy on the occasion of the cause of el Escorial. He later opted to move to France, where he lived from October 1807 to may 1808, first in Paris and then in the South. He met Fernando VII, who had requested his presence in Bayonne. In June 1808 he came to Madrid, and remained in the capital under the French occupation, French perhaps in the House of his uncle Estanislao, notorious.

Inwardly considered which of the two sides would most prompt satisfaction in its ambitions, and at the end of 1808, decided to go to Seville. Arrested by suspect, not only by the political tilt of their relatives, but because shamelessly expressed their ideas in public and, in addition, was compromising papers at the time of his arrest. The Court of public security of Seville, on February 28, 1809, ordered his confinement in Medina Sidonia. Lugo appealed this sentence and, against expected, on March 12, 1810, declared him good Patriot and creditor to the projection of the Government. In August he was assigned, according to their old claim, the Legation of Spain in Philadelphia, where arrived, from Lisbon, in October 1810. A few months after it had become undesirable for their bosses and co-workers of the Legation, and don Luis de Onís requested is directed him to another party; It failed, however, to June 1815, when he was appointed Secretary in Hamburg.

In the German city followed with its intrigues against Onis and others, at the same time he learned German. On April 11, 1820 he went with the same category to Vienna, under the command of Mariano de Carnerero. It ceased in the post in 1823, and in August of that same year was in Cadiz; However, to the not solved their personal situation, he returned to Canary Islands. They hoped to qualify for a new square, although he had to return immediately to Madrid for its purification, which did not arrive until 1827. However, it seems that not turned him to employ, and only in 1830 were recognized him his past service, with a prize of four thousand reais per year. He walked, then, on scarce money. His uncle Estanislao died in 1833, and the testamentaría gave rise to a lengthy lawsuit between Sebastián and his other uncle, José Lugo - vineyard and Molina, lawsuit that lasted sixteen years.

Sebastián Lugo Viña has gone down in history for having written a collection of voices and provincial sentences of the Canary Islands, dated 1846, who does not know how it passed into the hands of Gallardo, and was published by the count of Vinasse in June 1920. He died unmarried.